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Welcome to Newtowncashel in Co. Longford.
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Site last updated: 11th of February 2016

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Gardaí in Longford have come in for praise this week following the successful return of a
sentimental church fixture in Newtowncashel at the weekend.
Officers successfully retrieved what has been described as a classically designed candleabra
from Corlea bog on Saturday, six months after it was first reported stolen.
It's believed the item had been dumped for some time,
evidenced by the fact it was covered  in undergrowth.
The much cherished religious feature was reported stolen from Newtowncashel's
Church of the Blessed Virgin on August 13 last.
On the day the church was open to the public, as is customary practice,
when thieves are believed to have struck.
Parish Priest Fr  Merlyn Kenny said despite its return, efforts would now turn towards
returning the candleabra to its former glory.
“The electrical part of it is badly damaged but the main base seems to be ok.
We will send it away to see if the experts can repair it,” he said.
Superintendent Fergus Treanor, meanwhile,
expressed his satisfaction at the candleabra'sreturn.
He also attributed the breakthrough to a successful operational initiative
which had been set up on the back of its disappearance.
“Obviously, the property has now been returned to the Church,” he said.
“There have been a number of other churches that have been broken into and other items
that have been taken have also been recovered.
“We endeavoured to return the property as best we can so obviously we are delighted.”

ICA are starting a health kick by organising a walking group on Saturday Mornings at 10am leaving from the Hill Newtowncashel.
Walks start on Saturday 13th February.
Everyone welcome.


There will be a Benefit Function for Patrick Mc Donagh,in The Local on Saturday night the 27th of February at 9.00p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Cairde Beag enrolment is now open for September 2016 and with the introduction of the second free preschool year.

Good2Talk offers counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, families, couples and teenagers on a contribution basis. No more than €25.
We are located on 2 Keons Terrace Longford and our contact number is
043 3347477

A vacancy for a FAS worker exists in Newtowncashel.
Anyone interested please contact Tony Moran on 0868146363 or 043 3322016 at the Kenagh office.

Beauty Treatments available by appointment during the day or evening.
Sale on Christian Bretton and Milano makeup
Contact Bridget on 086 1701510


The Club invites people to take out membership and to support the Club Lotto.  Club members will visit the houses of the parish in coming weeks to provide details enabling people to do this.

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Compiling a family tree?
Longford Roots, Longford Genealogy and Heritage Centre,
First Floor, 17 Dublin Street, Longford, Ireland.
Computerised church records.
For appointment, contact, 086 1513152.

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